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Assoc Prof Kamaljit K Sangha works as an Outstanding Future Researcher in Ecological Economics at the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University. She has developed skills and knowledge in the trans-disciplinary area of Ecological Economics—intersecting ecological, economic, and social sciences—over the last 15-20 years. Her main research interests include:
- Understanding and highlighting the role of natural systems for human wellbeing (particularly, for Indigenous and local communities);
- Valuing ecosystems for their services (Ecosystem Services) to inform policy decision making;
- Developing Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) mechanisms for local and Indigenous communities;
- Sustainable natural resource management by integrating socio-economic and ecological perspectives;
- Understanding the role of 'country' for the wellbeing of Indigenous peoples through evaluating marketable (tangible) and non-marketable (intangible) benefits, and mainstreaming those links for policy development;
- Assessing the 'true value' of the small-scale agricultural systems to promote and support sustainable, local economies;
- Informing and advocating for a transition towards developing local, sustainable economies.
Dr Sangha has been working closely with Indigenous communities in northern Australia. She has developed an Indigenous ecosystem services specific framework, applying the capability approach and suggesting two-way relationships between land and people. She has developed innovative methods to evaluate ecosystem services from Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) perspectives.
Dr Sangha has published >100 articles in various national and international journals and conference proceedings. She is currently the lead author for the upcoming IPBES Nexus Assessment (chapter 6), an Executive Committee member of ESP International, and Co-Chair of IUCN - CEESP led Local Economies, Communities and Nature Specialist Group.
PhD, Central Queensland University
2000 → 2004
Award Date: 19 Jul 2004
Part-time Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland, Qld
2011 → 2014
Lecturer, James Cook University
2006 → 2010
Natural Resource Economist, James Cook University
2004 → 2006
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Addressing the fundamentals of cropping-systems that deliver sustainable growth of agriculture sector in the Northern Territory
1/01/23 → 30/06/26
31/03/21 → 31/08/22
COVID-19 Supplementary Funding Pool Scheme - Renewables for Energy Independence of Remote Communities: A Demonstration Project for the Tiwi Islands
1/09/21 → 31/10/22
Sangha, K., 10 Aug 2023, SDGs in the Asia and Pacific Region. Filho, W. L., Foo Ng, T., Iyer-Raniga, U., Ng, A. & Sharifi, A. (eds.). Springer, p. 1-18 18 p. (Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals – Regional Perspectives).
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Conservation benefit-sharing mechanisms and their effectiveness in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem: Local communities’ perspectivesKegamba, J. J., Sangha, K. K., Wurm, P. A. S. & Garnett, S. T., May 2023, In: Biodiversity and Conservation. 32, 6, p. 1901-1930 30 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile15 Downloads (Pure)
Sangha, K. K., Gordon, I. J. & Costanza, R., 2023, In: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 11, 1174160.
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Utilizing locally available bioresources for powering remote Indigenous communities: A framework and case studyTrombley, J., Sangha, K., Andersen, A. & Thennadil, S., 5 Jan 2023, In: Energies. 16, 2, p. 1-19 19 p., 666.
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Valuing ecosystem services applying Indigenous perspectives from a global biodiversity hotspot, the Western Ghats, IndiaBalasubramanian, M. & Sangha, K. K., 2023, In: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 11, p. 1-11 11 p., 1026793.
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